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Advanced Apprenticeship Programme

This award-winning programme will turn your interest in practical issues into a long-term career, where you'll constantly learn and develop new skills.

Our Apprenticeship Programme attracts both males and females from a range of backgrounds, including school leavers, technical colleges, other apprenticeships (technical and non-technical) and related trades.

If you're female or have a daughter who maybe interested - but thought apprenticeships were just for boys - click on the logo below for the UKRC A guide for parents.

 To be considered, you will need either:

A) 5 GCSEs 

  • You must have Maths and English Language minimum of Grade C GCSE.
  • Plus one from technical subject areas - IT, Technical Drawing, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Science or any other Engineering subject. (minimum of Grade C GCSE)
  • Plus two additional GCSEs in IT, Technical Drawing, Engineering (or any other Engineering subject), Science, English Literature, Geography or History  (minimum of Grade C GCSE)

B) Engineering Diploma Higher level (Grade A - C) WITH GCSE Maths (Grade A - C) and English Language (Grade A - C).

But just as importantly, we look for a real passion and practical interest in engineering and a willingness to work hard, and responsibly, often outdoors - because most if not all of  your time will be spent outdoors. You'll be working as part of a team dealing with colleagues and the public, so initiative and good communication skills are a must.

*If you believe you have an equivalent UK qualification to those listed above please verify this with Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator) through their website: before you begin your application process.

You will need to provide verification of your qualifications.

*If you believe you have an equivalent international qualification then please contact NARIC on (0)871 330 7033 (Lines are open Monday - Friday 9:00am to 5.00pm) before you begin your application process.

Please note: National Grid is unable to provide sponsorship for this role as it does not meet the sponsorship criteria set by the UK Border Agency under the Points Based System. You must have the right to work in the UK without sponsorship to be considered.